SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login

Tips & Techniques > Joining Cutting Mats

Viewed 5338 times
Posted by: PattiAnnJ
photo

 
 
About PattiAnnJ star
United States
Member since: 12/3/06
Reviews written: 45
Sewing skills:Advanced
Favored by: 2 people
tips added: 18
Bio: more...
Report a problem with this review
Posted on: 6/11/09 12:42 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 2 people   Very Helpful by 5 people   
If you have a designated surface for cutting and use self-healing/rotary cutting mats, there are low profile clamps/fasteners that you can use to hold the mats together so they do not shift.

However, the clamps/fasteners are not easily found. Maybe they have another name???? I bought mine a couple years ago from an Olfa representative at a sewing expo.

Or, you can put a strip of duct tape under the length of the seam where the two mats meet. This works best if the mats do not have to be removed from the work surface.

<< Previous    Next >>

Add Tip/Technique    Read All Tip/Techniques


3 Comments
Login to Add a Comment
Leda2 said...
Someone should make a cutting table with a self healing rotary mat for the top. Ahhh, what luxury that would be!!!! This is a great tip. thank you!!!
11/7/10 10:24 AM
ryansmumAria said...
wow! what a great idea - it never occured to me to do something like this but it has always bothered me thankyou
6/12/09 11:54 PM
Wendy Hahn said...
I have also used regular binder clips from the office supply shop to hold cutting mats together.
6/12/09 10:49 AM
 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Restyling with Exposed Zippers
Restyling with Exposed Zippers

Register

Serging Ahead with your 5 Thread Serger
Serging Ahead with your 5 Thread Serger

Register

Sewing Workshop Urban T-Shirt & Pants Pattern

Sewing Workshop Urban T-Shirt & Pants Pattern

Buy Now
Sewing Workshop Zona Jacket Pattern

Sewing Workshop Zona Jacket Pattern

Buy Now

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.